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Decline of the American Empire
Decline of the American Empire
Decline of the American Empire In any era there are different protagonists, playing the same game on a similar board. Like a game of monopoly, there are nations competing to become the foremost leaders of their time. They amass great wealth, powerful armies, and political sway. When the influence and might of these countries transcends the confines of their boundaries, so that they become a presence throughout the world, they become empires. At times, it seems as though one of these empires win
The HOPE Bill
The HOPE Bill
The HOPE Bill In the year 2024, the world has grown to increase its size to 24 billion people worldwide. The increase in the population has caused the destruction of most farmland in the world, causing it to look underwater for a supply of food. Private enterprises are currently farming and selling food that comes from underwater regions of the world. However, a vast majority of the world is still not being fed. On a percentage basis, though, we have fewer people unemployed than in 1996. However
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology
Mystical Caves Used Throughout Mythology The use of caves in mythology to depict darkness and abandonment has branded it as a symbol of chaos. From this perception other associations are made which connect the cave to prejudices, malevolent spirits, burial sites, sadness, resurrection and intimacy. It is a world to which only few venture, and yet its mysticism has attracted the interest of philosophers, religious figures and thinkers throughout history. These myths are exemplified in Homer’s 
Computer communications
Computer communications
computer communications Communications. I could barely spell the word, much less comprehend its meaning. Yet when Mrs. Rubin made the announcement about the new club she was starting at the junior high school, it triggered something in my mind. Two weeks later, during the last month of my eighth grade year, I figured it out. I was rummaging through the basement, and I ran across the little blue box that my dad had brought home from work a year earlier. Could this be a modem? I asked Mrs. Rubin a
Every morning Joel Hardy was awoken by his alarm at precisely seven th
Every morning Joel Hardy was awoken by his alarm at precisely seven th
Every morning Joel Hardy was awoken by his alarm at precisely seven thirty-five. He would have a shower in the master bathroom on the third floor of his home. He would then eat a hearty breakfast, (prepared by his beautiful wife Joanne), with his daughter, Jennifer. Then he hopped cheerily into his new Mercedes, and started to work. Joel worked at Virtual Tech. Computers, a new computer company that specialized in virtual reality. Joel was the chief design editor and brought home a handsome one
Deadlock
Deadlock
Deadlock Bzzz! Bzzz! The alarm went off, and Susan Calvin rolled over. It was 6:30 in the morning, and RoboTimerô had done its job admirably, waking her up to the second of the time that it had been factory-programmed. Unfortunately, it hadnít been set to the correct date, and when it announced Saturday, December 14th! Good morning! in a load cheery tone, she groaned out load with the realization that it was Saturday, and after that affair with the hyperdrive motor, she wanted to sleep in,
This week I read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card I read
This week I read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card I read
This week I read Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I read from page 1 to 353. The book starts off with Ender getting his monitor off. A monitor is something that they but on the back of these peoples necks to see if they are a good candidate to be a general to fight the buggers. The buggers are aliens. Well, since he is not monitored anymore people who have always wanted to fight him can now fight them. He ends up winning all of the fights and he goes home. As it turns out taking off his monito
ENGELSK EKSAMENOPGAVE
ENGELSK EKSAMENOPGAVE
ENGELSK EKSAMENOPGAVE LIVING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD Skrevet af Mikel Biegala Engelsk A Resume af Living in a Virtual World In the text virtual reality is a new concept which takes humans into a computer-modelled environment. Unlike canned computer graphics , virtual reality images are generated on the fly based where you look and go. The computer gets the movement information from devices like head mounted displays , data gloves , and exoscelets you can wear .Michael Antonoff has tested the vir
Business strive for high production at low cost This would result in t
Business strive for high production at low cost This would result in t
Business strive for high production at low cost. This would result in the highest profit for a company. To many businesses, this is only a mirage. This is because the 'low cost' of the business usually results in a 'high cost' for the employees. This high cost is lower quality workplace items, lower salaries, less benefits, etc. These costs create an upset workplace environment. Companies understand that the more efficient their workers are, the more productive their business will become. Altho
To believe or not to believe Evolution
To believe or not to believe Evolution
To believe or not to believe, Evolution? Composition 1 November 20, 2003 The topics of Creation science and evolutionary science have long been debated in schools churches and laboratories around the world. Faith and proven facts are two very different aspects in the pursuit of truth. Creation science is the belief that God created the universe. With hundreds of different religions around the world this theory varies in its ideas while primarily stating that a supreme being created all things of
Case Study Application of Decision-Making Technique Paper
Case Study Application of Decision-Making Technique Paper
Case Study: Application of Decision-Making Technique Paper MGT 350 March 10, 2004 Case Study: Application of Decision-Making Technique Paper Managers are faced with many decisions to make during the hour, day, week, month, and year. There are various decision-making techniques and approaches that a manager can use to process and administer these decisions must be made. Once managers have a good foundation where the problem stems, the manager can see about the speed in which to respond to the pr
INTERNET USAGE ON TEENAGES
INTERNET USAGE ON TEENAGES
INTERNET USAGE ON TEENAGES THE REASONS FOR CONNECTING TO INTERNET AND USAGE FIELDS OF IT AMONG THE YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 12-19 IN LAST 2 YEARS 29/04/1999 ABSTRACT This research aims to determine the reasons for the young people aged between 12-19 to connect to internet and the usage fields and the reations of peopleís personalities and virtual habits. Especially last 2 years, the usage of internet is so increased and this affected all the levels of society. Finding out their reasons to connect to i
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life Mass Media In Society ďPop Culture WarsĒ As the title proudly blares, William Romanowskiís book is an informative look at pop culture and how it relates to American society. The book begins with a passionate story about a townís love for their statue of the popular character ďRockyĒ, a down out boxer who makes it big. The town became enraged and crying freedom of speech rights when officials attempt to move the statue to a local
URBAN MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS IN THE DECADE OF THE DOT
URBAN MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS IN THE DECADE OF THE DOT
URBAN, MIDDLE-CLASS TEENAGERS, IN THE DECADE OF THE ĎDOTí. INTRODUCTION- Welcome to the decade of the dot. That tiny bit of Internet grammar whose ubiquity in e-mail addresses and web URLs so neatly captures the giddying impact of technology on our lives at the centuryís launch. Ten years ago, the Internet was little more than a cyberspace wilderness traversed by nerds, while the Web was an obscure tool unknown to all but a handful of researchers. Today, the Internet is a more potent medium than
The Modern Values of Midpointery A Plea for Conversation
The Modern Values of Midpointery A Plea for Conversation
The Modern Values of Midpointery: A Plea for Conversation Philosophy 379A January 9, 2004 In the present age, audiences are not hard to be found, but rather the people that seem to be scarce. To the Single Individual, When you first started me thinking about this project, there were so many different possibilities I could have followed. The writings of Kierkegaard inspired and moved me in ways that I hope no college student ever graduates without, and I wanted to write you something that includ
Experience Machine
Experience Machine
Experience Machine I am a pilot, an astronaut, I am a scientist. Do I have wings? I can fly. Am I in total control or am I not? What is it that frees me from all obstacles and allows me to live where there are no boundaries? What is it that offers me the taste of all pleasures I had wished for? Life itself is not enough, for things can never go behind reason. I can not live in my own imagination. What if I was plugged in by a certain machine that has the power of enabling me to live my own creat
Exploring Telepresence
Exploring Telepresence
Exploring Telepresence Preface Telepresence is an emerging technology that may totally change our value towards time and space. It introduces an idea in designing computer user interface in a human natural way. The interface enables users to feel they are physically present in a distant site and to control remote objects to achieve userís goals. Human is able to overcome distance, traveling time and adverse environment for completing remote tasks. Is this technology interesting? This article wil
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debordís Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
Cyber Communities
Cyber Communities
Cyber Communities Introduction As internet related developments continue to accelerate, a relatively cheap and easy means of communicating and sharing experiences between different cultures and across vast geographical expanses can be realised, via cyberspace, from a computer terminal and keyboard without having to physically speak or travel. The main focus of this essay will be on cyber communities that offer a different dimension of human interaction from traditional geographically bound commu
The Matrix
The Matrix
The Matrix In the movie The Matrix we may see many similarities between the society that is the Matrix and that of our own society. Though this movie is an extreme exaggeration of our situation it nonetheless lets us see how we endure these same problems of being ďplugged inĒ every day and how we are fighting those who seem to have control over our lives. However, the question still remains, are we getting anywhere? And if so, is it safe for all of us to unplug at once? Could we handle it? In Th
Communications
Communications
Communications Communication has always been of the highest importance to members of any society. Without communication how would anyone know the dayís current events, know about jobs or know what is happening with oneís family. Most communication had been face to face verbal exchange. Then printed word became a way to communicate especially at a distance. Information took quite awhile to arrive at its destination. People were constantly in need of faster and better communication. The invention
Customer Relationship Management CRM
Customer Relationship Management CRM
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) In this essay, I will begin by presenting the concept of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Within this, I will discuss in detail the work of Reinartz and Kumar, as well as other influential writers, in order to provide broad theoretical underpinning to my analysis. Following on from this, I will critically assess the extent to which the implementation of an eCRM system can provide an organisation with a source of unique competitive advantage. I will u
The impact of the Internet on our daily life
The impact of the Internet on our daily life
The impact of the Internet on our daily life There is a big influence of technique on our daily life. Electronic devices, multimedia and computers are things we have to deal with everyday. Especially the Internet is becoming more and more important for nearly everybody as it is one of the newest and most forward-looking media and surely ďtheĒ medium of the future. Therefore we thought that it would be necessary to think about some good and bad aspects of how this medium influences us, what impac
A Computerized World
A Computerized World
A Computerized World Since the first computer was made in the late fifties, the technology has developed extremely. Computers which took the place of a living-room then, are now being made in creditcard-formats. More and more areas are being taken over by the computer. As computers are capable of handling large amounts of data in a very short time, they are well suited for wordprocessing. I guess that it wonít be long till all the paper-archives are replaced by magnetic tapes and diskettes. A di
Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate for computer softwar
Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate for computer softwar
Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate for computer software; their imposition slows down software development and reduces competition. From the first computer as we know them, the ENIAC, computer software has become more and more important. From thousands of bytes on miles of paper to millions of bytes on a thin piece of tin foil sandwitched between two pieces of plastic, software has played an important part in the world. Computers have most likely played an important role in all ou
Matrix
Matrix
Matrix Epistemology is the nature of knowledge. Knowledge is important when considering what is reality and what is deception. The movie ÔŅĹThe MatrixÔŅĹ displays a social deception in which Neo, the main character, is caught between what he thought was once reality and a whole new world that controls everything he thought was real. If I were Neo, I would not truly be able to know that I was in the matrix. However, it is rational to believe that I am in the matrix and will eventually enter back
Marriage Asylum
Marriage Asylum
Marriage Asylum It is my belief that the institution of marriage is a sham, designed by pious Christain fanatics in order to subjugate, control, and furthermore oppress a woman's personal liberties, intellectual freedoms and artistic development. It is also my belief that much in the way of the institution of marriage has not changed since its barbaric origin hundreds of years ago. In light of the enormous rate of divorce, marriage should be banned or at least have greater restrictions placed on
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Bill Gates Biographical Research Paper April 28, 1997 William Henry Gates, III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was the middle child of three born to William and Mary Gates. ATrey,@ as he was called because of the III, was sent to a private school by his father, a lawyer, and mother, a former teacher now on several prestigous boards (Moritz, 238). At age 13, Bill had completely taught himself programming after taking a computer studies class. After scoring a perfect 800 on t
The Evolution of Apple
The Evolution of Apple
The Evolution of Apple... January 1976 to May 1995 Letís take a trip back in time and review the evolution of a computer company. Itís not IBM or Microsoft. This company is Apple Computers, Incorporated. In the year 1976, before most people even thought about buying a computer for their homes. Back then the computer community added up to a few brainy hobbyist. So when Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs sold a van and two programmable calculators for thirteen hundred dollars and started Apple Computers
As a technology it is called multimedia As a revolution it is the sum
As a technology it is called multimedia As a revolution it is the sum
As a technology, it is called multimedia. As a revolution, it is the sum of many revolutions wrapped into one: A revolution in communication that combines the audio visual power of television, the publishing power of the printing press, and the interactive power of the computer. Multimedia is the convergence of these different professions, once thought independent of one another, coming together to form a new technological approach to the way information and ideas are shared. What will society l
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PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3
PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION ----------------------
Auschwitz Hell's Gate
Auschwitz Hell's Gate
Auschwitz: Hell's Gate Above you stands an archway of iron with the words Arbeit mact frei.(Encarta) You see your family get separated into separate lines before you. When you meet the German guard at the front of the line, the surrealism becomes a reality. The only way out of this hellish place is through the chimneys.(Pettit 80) Auschwitz was not always the notorious extermination camp that we know it as today. Until 1939, it was a Polish army camp. When the Germans took Poland, Adolf Eichmann
FLYING A F-22 STEALTH FIGHTER
FLYING A F-22 STEALTH FIGHTER
FLYING A F-22 STEALTH FIGHTER IN VIRTUAL REALITY Finally the most agile and deadly supersonic fighter plane has been built by the US. The F-22. This article will tell you all about the F-22 and it's amazing qualities. The F-22 Stealth Fighter will be the fastest and most agile supersonic fighter ever to be built. Since flying this fighter jet requires the pilot to make instantaneous decisions, they have created a 3-D virtual reality simulator to train the pilots and to prevent them from mental b
Evolutionary PsychologyFact or Chauvinism
Evolutionary PsychologyFact or Chauvinism
Evolutionary PsychologyóFact or Chauvinism Every manís dream, at one time or another, has been to be the all powerful sex god, with harems of submissive women. So why not invent a psychology to express that? Actually, I feel that evolutionary psychology is based on some kernels of truth; however, it fits in better when approached from the overall biological view of natural evolution combined with wisdom from the sociological perspective. From the biological point of view, one can hardly believe
Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works
Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works
Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works Imagine being able to point into the sky and fly. Or perhaps walk through space and connect molecules together. These are some of the dreams that have come with the invention of virtual reality. With the introduction of computers, numerous applications have been enhanced or created. The newest technology that is being tapped is that of artificial reality, or virtual reality (VR). When Morton Heilig first got a patent for his Sensorama Simulator
Computer Science
Computer Science
Computer Science Study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computersódevices that automatically process information. Computer science traces its roots to work done by English mathematician Charles Babbage, who first proposed a programmable mechanical calculator in 1837. Until the advent of electronic digital computers in the 1940s, computer science was not generally distinguished as being separate from mathematics and engineering. Since
I What is Virtual Reality
I What is Virtual Reality
I. What is Virtual Reality The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people with many meanings. There are some people to whom VR is a specific collection of technologies, that is a Head Mounted Display, Glove Input Device and Audio. Some other people stretch the term to include conventional books, movies or pure fantasy and imagination. The NSF taxonomy mentioned in the introduction can cover these as well. However, my personal preference, and for purposes of this paper, we restri
During the late 1800s two great revolutions occurred the American Revo
During the late 1800s two great revolutions occurred the American Revo
During the late 1800ís, two great revolutions occurred, the American Revolution and the French Revolution. These two historical events happened at the same time, but had a great number differences and very little similarity. When French Revolution occurred, it turned into a very violent and bloody event, while the American Revolution was almost nonviolent, aside from the war. In 1774, King Louis XVI made a decision that could have prevented the French Revolution by breathing new life into the F
Virtual Reality is a book about the virtual reality technology The tec
Virtual Reality is a book about the virtual reality technology The tec
Virtual Reality is a book about the virtual reality technology. The technology holds great promise and excitement for both science and entertainment. Rheingold, the author, spends most of the book describing his various experiences with virtual reality. he uses his experience as a professional in the computer industry to note important observations and explain the components he comes across working with the different VR teams and he manages to do it with out putting you to sleep. Rheingold give
Life in outer space A figment of our wildest imagination or reality Th
Life in outer space A figment of our wildest imagination or reality Th
1 Life in outer space? A figment of our wildest imagination or reality? This age old question has been lingering in the heads of human minds since the beginning of reasonable thinking. Today, these questions still remain unanswered, although extensive research has been conducted by scientists across the globe for many years now. There is an immense amount of existing evidence that suggests to us that life exists beyond Earthís boundaries, into the gigantic universe surrounding Earth itself. In
This is an informative speech about Virtual Reality
This is an informative speech about Virtual Reality
This is an informative speech about Virtual Reality. INTRODUCTION Imagine yourself being able to jump off of the Empire State Building and fly over New York City on your own personal tour. You catch a glimpse of Madison Square, you see a breathtaking view of Broadway, and then you quickly pass over Monk's Coffee Shop, where Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer have spent many a memorable time. Now step back a few hundred years. How would you like to go back to medieval times and joust with a Celti
Conscious Dreaming
Conscious Dreaming
Conscious Dreaming Dreams have intrigued mankind since the beginning of time. Ever since the era of the cavemen, this alternative reality, so to speak, has baffled us. We have devoted countless years of study and experimentation to it and yet we still havenít been able to fully grasp the phenomenon. Some argue that our dreams hold some hidden meaning, a glimpse into the darkest corners of our minds. Others speculate that they are merely collections of information that are spewed back out at ran
The Morals of Virtual Worlds
The Morals of Virtual Worlds
The Morals of Virtual Worlds To begin a discussion on Virtual Reality, one must first discuss exactly how real this product intends to be. The Virtual Reality Machine (hereafter called VRM) for all intents and purposes will simulate reality nearly perfectly. The VRM will grant full sensory input and output, including pain, sweat and blood. The first order of business after establishing that is to begin with the morality of just man versus computer. Lastly, one must begin the most exhaustive par
Forty percent of Americas youth live in single-parent homes that one p
Forty percent of Americas youth live in single-parent homes that one p
Forty percent of Americaís youth live in single-parent homes that one parent is absent for a significant part of their sonís or daughters developmental years. Children are naive and gullible which prohibits children to discriminate between televisionís virtual reality and their natural surroundings. Parental involvement is crucial in educating children of and about the difference between the virtual reality of television and the actuality of life. Nonetheless, an increasing number of families f
Human Cloning
Human Cloning
Human Cloning Thesis Statement: Cloning has been in practice throughout the world and is slowly reaching extraordinary feats; in addition people have reason for cloning whether it be medical or not; cloning has also opened a morality and religious up roar that has governments concerned; finally, it has left open ended issues as who will benefit and if criminals can clone? I. Recent developments A. 1979 cloning B. 1996 cloning II. Medical A. Bone marrow B. Organ transplants III. Longer life A. S
Futurism America Beyond 2001
Futurism America Beyond 2001
Futurism: America Beyond 2001 The bridge to the 21st century is under construction, and the only way weíre going to be able to build it quickly and correctly is if we understand the technological challenges ahead of us. If we ignore those challenges, then weíll likely end up in the river. These are market-driven challenges for industry, and anytime the marketplace challenges us, thatís a tremendous opportunity for business growth and profitability. Global market forces are opening up these new
African-American History II
African-American History II
African-American History II Exam II These essays will discuss the philosophy, career, and historical significance of Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. These were some of the most influential men during early 1900ís and 1960ís. Their attempts to tear down the barriers of racism and discrimination benefited the civil rights movement tremendously. Their voices and ideology are still heard today, equality. The final essay will address and discuss the events and processes that dea
VrtxtTEXTRchw2w27Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works
VrtxtTEXTRchw2w27Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works
vr.txtTEXTR*ch[≠ģw2ņģw2Ň7ĀĀÓģVirtual Reality - What it is and How it Works Imagine being able to point into the sky and fly. Or perhaps walk through space and connect molecules together. These are some of the dreams that have come with the invention of virtual reality. With the introduction of computers, numerous applications have been enhanced or created. The newest technology that is being tapped
A COMPUTERIZED WORLD
A COMPUTERIZED WORLD
A COMPUTERIZED WORLD Spunky_20 Since the first computer was made in the late fifties, the technology has developed extremely. Computers which took the place of a living-room then, are now being made in creditcard-formats. More and more areas are being taken over by the computer. As computers are capable of handling large amounts of data in a very short time, they are well suited for wordprocessing. I guess that it won't be long till all the paper-archives are replaced by magnetic tapes and diske
Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders
Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders
Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders On Narcissism: Psychological Theories and Therapeutic Introduction Understanding the Narcissistic Phenomenon The so called Ďnarcissistic personality disorderí is a complex and often misunderstood disorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. The grandiosity of the narcissist, howeve